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Howes-Vonstein, Sutton pace Vikettes past Union, 41-28

By Jeff Holmes · December 6th, 2019
VINTON — The Vinton-Shellsburg Vikettes blew open a tight game in the first half to pull away and down Union, 41-28 in a non-conference battle Thursday night at the Garrison Fieldhouse.The Vikettes (2-1 overall) were only up 6-5 after one period and 13-12 at intermission, but from then it was not the Knights’ night.

4 teams competed on Tuesday at Cadillac Lanes and were victorious on all levels

By Amber Pattee, Bowling/Volleyball Coach · December 6th, 2019
Varsity boys: With for returning varsity members, this team is really working well together and bowled 150 above last year's average. High for this team was sophomore Ayden Bearbower with nice 203 average. Ayden has worked really hard and is driven to compete at this level. This team averaged 204 as a team with 3072.

Vikes drop opener at Maquoketa, 62-51

By Jeff Holmes · December 5th, 2019
MAQUOKETA — A cold night of shooting is never good in basketball, but it’s even worse when your opponent is hot.Coach Joe Johnson’s Vinton-Shellsburg Vikings dropped their season opener Tuesday, falling 62-51 to Maquoketa on the (long) road. The Vikings led the game most of the first half and took a 28-24 lead into the locker room at intermission.

Vikette comeback falls short, 54-47

By Jeff Holmes · December 4th, 2019
VINTON -- There really is no such thing in sports as a moral victory, but in a lot of ways this loss might have been as close as you can get.The short-handed Vinton-Shellsburg Vikettes (1-1) charged back from a deep hole late in the fourth quarter, only to have the Maquoketa Cardinals manage to hold them off for a 54-47 WaMaC Conference win Tuesday night at the Garrison Fieldhouse.

First Iowa's Ride to include a stop in Vinton

By Valerie Close, Editor · December 3rd, 2019
If you would like to be part of the competing bike ride to the RAGBRAI called “Iowa's Ride” you can register to participate at the following link:'s ride will be taking off from Dubuque on Sunday, July 12, for a 48 mile trip to Monticello. After leaving Monticello, the ride will go another 50 miles to the stop in Vinton on Monday, July 13.

V-S Students help compose Cedar Rapids HS Hockey Team

By Vinton Today · December 3rd, 2019
The Cedar Rapids High School Hockey team includes three Vinton-Shellsburg students, Brayden Almquist, Hayden Rast, and Sawyer Rast.The team is comprised of hockey players who attend many schools in the area - from Solon to Alburnett to V-S and Mt Vernon.The team will compete in some important games this weekend (two varsity games, two JV games) and is requesting game attendees bring donations of personal care items intended for distribution at Waypoint Services in Cedar Rapids.

2019 Academic All State Volleyball

By Valerie Close, Editor · November 26th, 2019
The LHSAA is proud to announce the names of the student-athletes that were selected to the 2019-20 LHSAA All Academic Volleyball Composite Team. In order to be selected to the Academic All-State team, the student had to be a senior, played the sport for two years, and achieved a six-semester cumulative grade point average based on a 4.

Vikettes win over the Plainsmen in Nets for Vets event

By Valerie Close, Editor · November 25th, 2019
Our Vinton-Shellsburg Vikettes hosted the Hall of Pride event attended by the Belle Plaine girls basketball team, the Plainsmen in a scrimmage. The game honored the area Benton County Veterans through the annual Nets for Vets Fundraiser.The Vikette's won with a score of 74-21.Photos courtesy of Niki Bruce and Melanie Davis

Sole Sisters to wrap up the fall with Annual Run

By Valerie Close, Editor · November 18th, 2019
Sole Sisters Mission Statement:I am a confident, positive role model, who makes healthy decisions for myself which makes me feel empowered!Sole Sisters, a group of 5th grade girls that meets weekly at the middle school to help the girls transition from elementary to middle school will be holding their Sole Sisters Run, the final run for the fall of 2019.

VSU District top 8% of Female Swimmers in Iowa

By VSU Swim Team · November 2nd, 2019
VSUhad a fantastic day in the pool at LinnMar Aquatic Center for their district swim meet. Swimming isn't divided into classes like other sports - so VSU was up against massive competition from Cedar Rapids Jefferson, LinnMar, Iowa City High, and Iowa City West with some smaller districts like Williamsburg, Tipton and Keokuk.

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